fb Hires Google’s evolved technology Head to guide R&D, Hardware building

by @mp_gavin, April 13, 2016

In a major coup, facebook has poached Regina Dugan from Google. Dugan led the hunt large’s advanced technology And products crew since 2012.

At facebook, Dugan will probably be major constructing 8 — not an actual building, however relatively a new unit tasked with growing extremely experimental, future-centered hardware. fb is pronouncing little about building eight rather than its plan to speculate tons of of hundreds of thousands of bucks into the unit.

“We’ll be investing a whole lot of people and a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands of dollars into this effort over time, and i am excited to peer the progress they make,” facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in a statement.

Regina left the security evolved analysis tasks agency (DARPA) to enroll in Google, in mid-2012. At Google, Dugan’s team developed 3D-mapping units, modular smartphones, and different experimental tasks.

Dugan was the first feminine director of DARPA in 2009.

In 2014, Dugan was once accused of violating ethics principles through DARPA for the usage of her place inside the agency to push RedXDefense — an organization she based and led prior to becoming a member of DARPA. The venture on government Oversight (POGO) alleged that RedX got $1.seventy five million in contracts following Dugan’s appointment to DARPA.



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